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Clin Asst Prof Tian Wei Cheng, Brian Anthony

Clin Asst Prof Tian Wei Cheng, Brian Anthony

​MBBS, Dip Derm (Honours), MRCS, MMed, FRCS, FAMS, Harvard Executive Education


Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: General Surgery

Clinical Interest: Acute Care Surgery

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant General Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Consultant General Surgery National Cancer Centre SingaporeNational Cancer Centre Singapore

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor



Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Chair Asian Chapter, World Society of Emergency Surgery
  • WSES Fellowship in Robotic and Emergency Surgery (European Union)
  • Editor, Discover Health Systems 
  • Editor-in-chief, CREST 
  • Editor, Springer ACS organisation in the world collection 
  • Editor, International Journal of Antibiotics
  • Department Patient Safety Officer
  • Medication Safety Committee Member
  • Medisave Review Committee Member
  • EOT Optimisation Committee Member


  • Long Service 5 years Award 2020
  • Service with a Heart Award 2022
  • Tan Choon Kim Book Price 2009
  • Long Service 10 years Award 2024
  • Singhealth Overseas Fellowship Award 2022

Research Interests


  1. ​Management of orocutaneous fistulas using a vacuum-assisted closure system.” 
Tian B,, Khoo D, Tay AC, Soo KC, Tan NC, Tan HK, Iyer NG Head Neck 2013 June 4, doi:10.1002/hed.23393
  2. Tian B, Iyer NG, Tan HK, Tay AC, Soo KC, Tan NC. Novel technique of creating a seal for the vacuum-assisted closure system application in complex head and neck wounds. Head Neck. 2016 Dec;38(12):E2523-E2526. doi: 10.1002/hed.24563. Epub 2016 Aug 18.
  3. Brian Tian, HS Leong, KC Soo, NG Iyer. Head and neck squamous cell cancers with high stem cell fractions ab initio have poor outcomes. Oral Oncology July 2011 Volume 47, Supplement 1, Pages S41–S42
  4. Tian, B.W. Can acute care surgery sustain as a specialty in Singapore?. Discov Health Systems 2, 7 (2023). 
  5. Tian BWCA, Vigutto G, Tan E, van Goor H, Bendinelli C, Abu-Zidan F, Ivatury R, Sakakushev B, Di Carlo I, Sganga G, Maier RV, Coimbra R, Leppäniemi A, Litvin A, Damaskos D, Broek RT, Biffl W, Di Saverio S, De Simone B, Ceresoli M, Picetti E, Galante J, Tebala GD, Beka SG, Bonavina L, Cui Y, Khan J, Cicuttin E, Amico F, Kenji I, Hecker A, Ansaloni L, Sartelli M, Moore EE, Kluger Y, Testini M, Weber D, Agnoletti V, Angelis ND, Coccolini F, Sall I, Catena F. WSES consensus guidelines on sigmoid volvulus management. World J Emerg Surg. 2023 May 15;18(1):34. doi: 10.1186/s13017-023-00502-x. PMID: 37189134; PMCID: PMC10186802.
  6. Graziano Ceccarelli, Walter Bugiantella, Lorenzo Mariani, Fabio Rondelli, Brian Tian, Federica Arteritano and Michele De Rosa. Chapter 7 Robotic Right Colectomy with Complete Mesocolic Excision and Central Vascular Ligation. Extended Right Colectomy. G. Ceccarelli, A. Coratti (eds.), Robotic Surgery of Colon and Rectum, Updates in Surgery.
  7. Tian, B.W.C.A., Catena, F., Agnoletti, V. et al. Book review: managing the myths of health care by Henry Mintzberg. Discov Health Systems 2, 18 (2023).
  8. Anthony, T.W.C.B., Vallicelli, C., Catena, F. (2023). Splenic Trauma. In: Coccolini, F., Catena, F. (eds) Textbook of Emergency General Surgery. Springer, Cham. 
  9. Tian, B.W.C.A., Stahel, P.F., Picetti, E. et al. Assessing and managing frailty in emergency laparotomy: a WSES position paper. World J Emerg Surg 18, 38 (2023). 
  10. Giuffrida, M., Perrone, G., Abu-Zidan, F…. Brian WCA Tian… Fausto Catena et al. Management of complicated diaphragmatic hernia in the acute setting: a WSES position paper. World J Emerg Surg 18, 43 (2023). 
  11. Tian, B.W.C.A.; Agnoletti, V.; Ansaloni, L.; Coccolini, F.; Bravi, F.; Sartelli, M.; Vallicelli, C.; Catena, F. Management of Intra-Abdominal Infections: The Role of Procalcitonin. Antibiotics 2023, 12, 1406. 
  12. de’Angelis, N., Schena, C.A., Marchegiani, … Brian WCA Tian….F. et al. 2023 WSES guidelines for the prevention, detection, and management of iatrogenic urinary tract injuries (IUTIs) during emergency digestive surgery. World J Emerg Surg 18, 45 (2023). 
  13. Ansaloni, L., Catena, F., Fugazzola, P., & Tian, B. (2023). Why publish on Case Report in Emergency Surgery and Trauma (CREST)?. Case Reports in Emergency Surgery and Trauma, 1(1). 
  14. Sermonesi, G., Tian, B.W.C.A., Vallicelli, C. et al. Cesena guidelines: WSES consensus statement on laparoscopic-first approach to general surgery emergencies and abdominal trauma. World J Emerg Surg 18, 57 (2023). 

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